WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Hundreds of climate activists braved cold winds Sunday to march through Warsaw to campaign against global warming.
The march was held alongside a two-week U.N. conference that is to prepare the groundwork for a new climate deal expected in 2015. Singing and dancing, protesters walked past the National Stadium, the venue for the talks.
The march was organized by Poland's small Green Party and gathered activists from Europe. It was heavily escorted by police to ensure security. The main banner called for "Social Justice and Positive Energy for Everyone."
German activists with the Friends of the Earth organization were rolled a giant globe. Greenpeace members carried pictures of the 30 people arrested in Russia following their protest in the Arctic and demanded their release.